Current Board of Directors

 

 

 
 
Contact the board of directors: [email protected]
 
OFFICERS


James Powell, President
Term ends 2018
Tennessee

James brings two decades of experience in publishing, corporate communications, public and media relations and wildlife management to his endeavors. James has held communications positions with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Cabela’s and Plum Creek Timber Company. He currently serves as Director of Communications for Ducks Unlimited, where he directs communications support for DU’s conservation delivery. He has a B.A. in English from Texas Tech University and a B.S. in Wildlife Science from New Mexico State University. James is an avid angler and waterfowler who also enjoys hunting big game and upland birds. ducks.org

 


Tony Bynum, Vice President
Term ends 2017
Montana

Tony's unique wildlife, hunting, and outdoor photographs have been featured on the covers of many major traditional sporting magazines, including: Sports Afield, Field and Stream, Outdoor Life, Wyoming Wildlife, and Montana Magazine. He is the Photo Editor for Western Hunter and Elk Hunter Magazine, and writes a photography column for Western Hunter Magazine. tonybynum.com

 


Fredy Riehl, 2nd Vice President
Term ends 2018
New Jersey

Fredy is 27 year veteran of corporate communications, public and media relations, as well as successful digital publisher. He's the Founder and Editor In Chief of AmmoLand Shooting Sports News. NRA Life Member, Ring Of Freedom Member, Advocate & Adviser for NRA Board members. As well as recipient or the Second Amendment Foundation's 2012 "Defender Of Liberty Award". Not to mention, a rabid promoter of all positive pro-gun news and pain in the ass of "anti's" everywhere. ammoland.com

 


Josh Wolfe, Secretary
Term ends 2017
Tennessee

Wolfe is the assistant editor of Sporting Classics magazine and the editor of its online publication, Sporting Classics Daily. Josh is also a contributor to OutdoorHub and Global Outfitters, and hopes to inflate that balloon over the next couple years. For Wolfe, it’s the power of the pen that makes the outdoor adventure live forever – as it is resurrected on the page in front of him. joshwolfeoutdoors.com

 


Andrew Chamberlain, Treasurer

Term ends 2018
Utah

Andrew is known as a ballistics expert but prefers to be called a Ballistics Enthusiast. He has published three books with several others in the works. He has written many articles for hunting magazines, blogs and other media outlets. On a personal note, Andrew Chamberlain has realized four of his biggest dreams - traveling to Africa where he hunted and killed both an Eland and a Lion, he has lived in and hunted Alaska, and he married his sweetheart and is now a new father of two beautiful children. Overall, Andrew Chamberlain loves truth, freedom, free agency and accountability as well as all things associated with the Second Amendment and the ability to hunt and feed one’s self and family. He works to preserve and bring these things to light in his daily and professional efforts. cartridgecomparisonguide.com

 


 

DIRECTORS


Ryan Repp
Corporate Partner Director, Term ends 2019
Iowa

Ryan serves as the Communications Manager for the 77-year-old, Iowa-based Brownells, Inc., a leader in both products and information for all things firearms, and best known for its website - which features nearly 100,000 items for nearly anything that goes on, in, through or our near a firearm. He served as a police officer with the Newton Police Department (IA) for nearly 10 years, having been a field training officer, TASER Instructor and community outreach officer. He left law enforcement in 2009 to pursue a full-time career in public relations. Ryan began his employment with Brownells as a copywriter in January 2012 and was promoted to communications manager in 2013. Ryan is currently in charge of strategic direction of Brownells’ advertising, public relations, social media, event management, photo/video production and catalog teams. He says the best thing about his job at Brownells is that he gets paid to simply be himself. In addition to his role at Brownells, Ryan serves as a board member for the Iowa Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S). C.O.P.S. is a national 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides organizational and emotional support, plus advocacy for the families and departments that have lost officers in the line of duty.  Ryan enjoys upland game hunting, fishing and recreational shooting. He has been an active POMA CP member since 2012. brownells.com

 


Lars Dalseide

Director, Term ends 2019
Virginia

Lars has been with the National Rifle Association for 8 years. Starting in the program side of the association's Media Relations department, he worked on productions from Discovery Channel, History Channel, and Outdoor Channel while writing for American Rifleman, American Hunter, and NRAblog. Now as a Media Liaison and spokesman for NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, he follows firearm-related policies and legislation for almost 20 states. nraila.org

 


Ryan Gresham
Director, Term ends 2019
Louisianna

Ryan grew up shooting, hunting and fishing in a family known in the outdoors industry. His father, Tom Gresham and grandfather, Grits Gresham taught Ryan the right way to shoot, hunt and fish and the right way to treat others as well. Ryan attended Louisiana State University and graduated with a degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Electronic Media. Ryan has worked in radio, print, cable television and broadcast television in such roles as on-air talent, commercial production, and advertising sales. For the past seven years, Ryan has worked with Gun Talk Media running the sales and marketing, working with companies to promote their brands and products and help grow their businesses, as well as on camera for Gun Talk’s TV shows and online videos. He helped develop new shows. This wide experience has given him important insights into the creative as well as the business side of the outdoor industry. In the seven years Ryan has worked with Gun Talk Media, audience and revenue has experienced significant growth. Ryan has lived in Alaska and Arizona, but most of his time has been in Louisiana.  In his spare time, which is few and far between with a family with two young daughters, he enjoys hunting, shooting, boating, and fishing.  He also has played in several bands over the years singing and playing drums. guntalkmedia.com

 


Michelle Scheuermann
Director, Term ends 2019
Minnesota

Michelle is a 12 year veteran of marketing communications helping brands and individuals get noticed in traditional and non-traditional media outlets. Michelle was the Director of Communications for the national cable network, Sportsman Channel for eight years, creating and leading a PR department focusing on multiple audiences. There, she honed her skills in media relations, social media management, branding, public affairs and government affairs outreach initiatives. She also was the first to activate Twitter and learn the power of online branding and interaction. She blogs on her website about her travels, communication observations and updates on her podcast, Back at the Lodge (available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio). Most recently Michelle started her publicity consulting business, BulletProof Communications, LLC, and still works with Sportsman Channel (now Outdoor Sportsman Group) along with other individuals and companies in the outdoor world and beyond. Her goal is to help clients be heard in the cluttered media world. Michelle lives in the St. Paul area with her husband, Wayne, and cat, Harrison. bulletproofmediablog.com

 


Jim Zumbo
Director, Term ends 2017
Wyoming

Zumbo is a POMA founding father, one of the 10 people who launched the organization. He is also a 40-year veteran outdoor writer with more than 2,000 articles and 3,000 photos published. He has dedicated his life to supporting and defending hunting, and describing ways for people to become better hunters in his books, lectures, magazine articles, and television show Jim Zumbo Outdoors on Outdoor Channel. He travels 250 days a year with rifle, shotgun, and fishing rod, collecting content, photos and great stories. Jim also is deeply involved in working with wounded veterans, getting them outdoors, and recharging their lives. jimzumbo.com